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Recap: Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 10 E 08 Final Justice
Film watched: Final Justice

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 presentation includes these tropes:

  • Ambiguously Gay: Observer is dressed as a drummernote  - and it has nothing to do with Wacky Dress Up Day - he just has a date.
  • Angst Dissonance: Invoked while Palermo calls out to Tony following Geronimo's gunning him down. The gang hilariously mock him with sniveling whining.
  • Big Eater: While Geronimo's size if nothing else certainly implies this, the riffing on it takes it to new heights - culminating in Crow and Servo singing about how Geronimo will steal your lunch over the credits.
    • Everyone Has Standards: By the credits song, Mike thinks they've overdone the food jokes in relation to Joe Don Baker and leaves in disgust.
  • Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys: Crow accuses Maltese men of being this.
  • Continuity Nod: Joe Don Baker is the star of Mitchell. Never forget that.
    • Mike tries to re-enact Joel's escape from the Mitchell episode — he convinces himself that he's due after surviving a bad Joe Don Baker movie.
  • Curse Cut Short: "You son of a-"
  • Evil Counterpart: Servo at one point identifies a mafioso who could only be Geronimo's evil twin - "Giuseppe Don Baker" if you will.
  • Fetish Retardant: Invoked when Geronimo seeks information from a prostitute:
    Geronimo: "Excuse me..."
    Crow: (as prostitute) "Not for any price."
  • Gasshole: All three riffers turn Joe Don into one, but special mention has to go to Servo; Kevin Murphy has a gift for phony belching.
  • God Is Dead: Palermo tries to evade Geronimo by dressing in a priest's robe, but gets pestered by a woman seeking a confession.
    Crow: "God is dead. We're closed."
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: In one of the host segments, Mike does the same pratfall over and over again while the bots are talking to Pearl in reference to a shot of a man sliding down the wall at the beginning of the movie being blatantly used twice during a gunfight scene.
  • I'll Kill You!: "But I won't curse you!"
  • Infodump: Related to Call Back:
    Servo: I'm sorry buddy, but you're not going anywhere.
    Crow: Nope.
    Mike: But I just suffered through a really bad Joe Don Baker movie!
    Servo: Unrelated, Mike, sorry. You see, Gypsy sent Joel back to Earth in an escape pod she hid in a box of Hamdingers.
    Crow: Yeah.
    Servo: There are no more escape pods, Mike!
    Crow: You do know that you're sitting in the water heater, doncha?
    (beat)
    Mike: Yeah, I know.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Servo claims there's no more escape pods - but two years before they played with and destroyed three escape rocket ships.
  • Overly Long Gag: "Mike's tripping!"
  • Overly Narrow Superlative: "Okay! I promise I will never send another bad movie with Joe Don Baker in which a dark-haired sheriff in a small role gets shot and slides down a wall twice!"
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Goosio, the official mascot of Malta. The Bots think he's just something Mike made and brutally beat him. Turns out it was the real Goosio, who came to the SOL as a goodwill ambassador.
    "Don't tell the Maltese."
  • Running Gag: The movie had a lot of swearing, so it had to be edited for the show. This resulted in a lot of silence gaps, so Mike and the bots naturally called attention to sentences that ended abruptly.
    • Fat jokes.
  • Take That: There are a couple of gags aimed at the then-famously unstable Italian national government.
    Servo (As Tony is gunned down): In the time it takes for him to fall, the Italian government changes three times.
    • Joe Don Baker had already pissed off Best Brains with his less-than-flattering response to their riffing of Mitchell. Final Justice allowed the writers to attack back in full force (see With Lyrics).
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Goosio! Nooooo!
    • Geronimo winning by being Combat Pragmatist earned this reaction.
      Servo: Our hero: a big, stinky cheater!
  • With Lyrics: The closing credits music. ("Meatballs fried in laa-aard!")


"You think you can take me? Go 'head on. It's your move."

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